U.S. immigration activist who scaled Statue of Liberty found guilty. Photo: Democracy Now
New York, December 21 (RHC)-- In the U.S., the activist who climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies has been found guilty on multiple counts, including trespassing and interfering with government agency functions.
Therese Patricia Okoumou and other activists staged a 4th of July protest, dropping a banner reading ”ABOLISH ICE” from the base of the statue, before Okoumou attempted to scale the structure.
Okoumou, wearing a dress with the words “Seeking asylum is not a crime” written on it, addressed supporters outside of the courthouse: “I’m really happy with the outcome because we are still talking about the children in these concentration camps. Thank you for those who are at home in solidarity with us, in spirit.”
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